Thursday, October 7, 2010

Seasonal Changes and Tutorial Update

Hello friends..I decided to give my blog a little seasonal makeover. What do you think? I recreated my blog banner using a few of my favorite backyard bird photos and brought in more earth tones. Still might do a little tweaking..this is where I wish I knew my way around an HTML.
 I have been busy in my studio getting ready for my November home show in NY. Yesterday I completed these two pretty tote bags. Really love the colors in this beautiful quilters cotton that I bought at KellyAnn's Quilt Shop here in Warrenton. I embellished it with an antique embroidered table runner.
 Of course the inside is a pretty as the outside!
 I have to share something cute my hubby said to me when I showed these to him. He looked at the two totes and said, "those are beautiful Jan, but do you really want your name on the front for everyone to see?" Spoken like a true secret agent man ;-) 
I just shook my head and walked away...with a big smile on my face.
 I love this rusty dogwood print...so in tune with the fall season we are in.
Snazzed it up with a vibrant green coffee cup print.
So that's what I have been up to...and judging by all the great blog posts I have reading lately, you are all in high creative gear also...I love it!
Until next time..be kind and stay creative.

Everything Etsy

***UPDATE****
I was asked by Kim to do a tutorial on zippered bags on her wonderful blog, Everything Etsy. Please stop by and say hello. See you there!

13 comments:

Kim @ Everything Etsy said...

That dogwood fabric is sooo pretty! Your new look is great!

~Kim

Marie said...

Janet - love the new look to the blog (and the slideshow is fantastic). Your work as usual is absolute (I was going to say perfection)rave quality.

Hugs - Marie

Annette said...

I love the shabby chic look of the first bag. I like the fall blog look too!! :)

Kathleen Grace said...

Lol, your hubby's comment cracks me up! I wonder if all the big designers husbands say the same thing to them?:>) Love the bags and the prints you used, isn't it great when you find contemporary fabrics that will co-ordinate with an antique embroidery piece!?

Sweet Birdy Love said...

Hey Janet, love the Autumnal look to your blog and I wish some of those cute little birds would fly into my backyard.
Your new totes look fab, the fabrics are beautiful and you put them together so well. All the best for the home show in November. Typical comment one would expect from a secret agent husband!
Thanks for visiting my blog, I machine embroider all text on my book covers, very simple technique and lots of fun.
Early start this morning, 5.15am, uggh. Hope you've had a great week.

Claire X

Kelly Ann said...

you sure can tell you love your birdies....

Mumsy said...

I really like what you have done with your page. You know more about HTML than I do. I rally like your banner. The tote bags are beautiful. I really like the rusty dogwood. Hugs

Julie said...

Janet, your bags are soooooo pretty!! I'd love to buy one sometime!! Hope everything is good with you. Take care! Warmest regards, Julie

Aprons and More said...

Love the Fall look of the blog! The totes are so pretty...very nice!! I just read your post about laminated fabric...got to go find some!! Thanks for sharing!!

Katy :)

Maison Conti said...

Love the new fall colors, Janet! You certainly are in high gear when it comes to being creative. I've never see anything yet I didn't think was gorgeous!

lettielulu said...

Janet, I love your blog! So upbeat and cheery, from one bird lover to another. I'm glad you had a good time learning how to work the punchneedle in Chantilly. Tues. we're on our way to Atlanta to teach more folks about this wonderful old art! 'Til next time....

who.knows.what.dreams.may.go said...

Good luck with the home show:) your totes are very cute

The LadyBugs Garden said...

Just some of the pretties work you! I live all the bags..I have a cat one I use and just love it!